I love having a small role in my client's special occasions. Making sugar flowers is a personal favorite. Yes, they take FORERVER to make, and yes, I love every minute of it. It's interesting to me, that when you create a new sugar flower, you can impart them with certain personality. Think of a Rose, it can be a Romantic Rose, a Modern Rose, a High Couture Rose, a Formal Rose...each one with a specific aesthetic and appeal!
Over these 10 years of business, I have safaely removed sugar flowers from many, many cakes and I have boxed them for my clients. Often times they are preserved by the bride, mother-of-the-bride and even grandmothers!. From all the boxes I have used in the past, this is my very favorite one. When kept away from direct sun light and moisture, these flowers can be preserved indefinitely!
“Choose what you love, and be the best at it”. This was one of my many thoughts during my flight back from Seattle, after dropping my daughter off at College. I designed this business around my kids, among other reasons, because it allowed me the flexibility to be present, to be there. I can’t wait to see all the places my daughter (and this business) will continue to go!
“No one can whistle a Symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it” H. E. Luccock. A most beautiful collaboration with talented PA & NJ wedding vendors.
One year ago, my husband, teenage kids, my business, and I moved to Philadelphia. It was a leap of faith, and a commitment to team effort. We have all adapted well, and put our best foot forward. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. It was specially sweet to find in my mailbox today a copy of @modluxweddingsphl. Having this magazine in my hands means so much. We are SO happy to be here Philly. Thank you for treating us well!
All good things come in pairs!
Swooning over our feature in the latest issue of @modluxweddingsphl It is a dream come true to see Cindy & Drew’s wedding cake featured in the beautiful pages of this magazine. Thank you Philly for the warmest welcome possible. Cheers to the city of brotherly love!!! @switzercindy26 the seeetest bride in the world, thank you for letting me have a small role in your wedding @leahbarryphotography Crazy gorgeous photography, thank you for making this happening!
"Queen of Cakes" Swooning over our feature at the Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, Summer/Fall 2019 Issue
I have it my hands! The Summer/Fall issue of @philawedding. This issue is gorgeous! What a pleasure it was to attend yesterday’s big reveal at The Lucy. @phillymagevents knows how to throw a party! Most gorgeous pics captured by @varneyphoto Thanks again to the team at Philadelphia Wedding for inviting me to participate and for the warmest welcome to Philly!
I'm humbled and grateful to Philadelphia Magazine for including us in their feature "22 Incredible Wedding Cake Bakers in the Philadelphia Area".
There is so much talent in this city, and such a vibrant Wedding vendor community. It's a true honor to be listed among such truly incredible cake vendors. SO excited for what it is to come in the city of Brotherly love!
And that's a wrap! Our participation at the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classicwas AWESOME! Our feet hurt, but our heart is content!. Thank you to each one of you who stopped by to chat with us and try our cakes! Our 3.000 cake samples where sold out and we were honored with your words of praise!!!. Our heart felt THANK YOU to the CFWC team who helped us all the way through:).
We couldn't have done this without your help. Cheers to all your hard work!
The Cincinnati Food and Wine Festival just announced the first wave of #CFWC16 talent, and we are truly honored to be part of it. "This once-in-a-lifetime, all-star lineup is coming together with one goal in mind: to create one of the most amazing 3-day culinary parties in the country".
This year the event will take place at Yeatman's Cove, from Friday September 23rd to Sunday September 25th.
Tickets on sale June 1.
I invite you to click the image below for pricing and additional information about this wonderful event.
Sugar Realm will be demonstrating cake decorating on Friday 23rd, and Saturday 24th, there will be super delicious cake and lots of beautiful sugar work involved!!!...Stop by and say hello!
It is with great pleasure that I share with you some behind the scenes/phone shoots of the Contemporary Arts Center Cookbook + ArtBook, that I have the honor to be part of. The uber talented Gina Weathersby Photography. documented this book with her unique, incredible talent!
The mastermind behind this project are the Docents of the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, please read below in the own words their vision for this project,
~'The Docents of the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati are creating a cook book to benefit the CAC’s Education Department initiatives. Our cookbook will include dishes and cocktails created by the most distinguished Cincinnati chefs and mixologists who have been inspired by the contemporary artists and exhibitions featured at the CAC. You might call it a cookbook celebrating contemporary art, or an art book, or a field guide to Cincinnati cuisine, or a manifesto on the role of visual art, food and creativity within our community.'~"
This book will be for sale for $50, as part of the CAC's fundraising effort. Each chef (including yours truly) has 5 pages on the book including photos and recipes of a dish created and inspired by an art piece. This will not only be feast for your eyes, but will also inspire the inner chef and artist in you. The book can be preordered here. https://www.crowdrise.com/educationforthecac1
It is with great joy (and some disbelief), that I share with you the news that Sugar Realm has been awarded "Best of the City 2015, Upscale Wedding Cakes" by Cincinnati Magazine
To top it off, they commissioned a Cake for the cover of the December Issue...our FIRST magazine cover EVER!!!!
The magazine is on stands now, get your copy, before I buy them all!!!
Since opening in 2010 in Cincinnati, Ileana Saldivia’s studio, Sugar Realm has become a preeminent wedding and celebration cake design boutique. In 2018, due to her husband's job, Ileana and her family relocated to Philadelphia, and so did her Sugar Kingdom. Sugar Realm’s cakes and confections are known for their sophisticated flavors, unique designs, artistic sugar flowers, innovative techniques, and architectural compositions. The studio’s wedding cakes are regularly featured in leading bridal, lifestyle, and cake decorating magazines. In the December 2015 issue of “Cincinnati Magazine,” Sugar Realm was named “Best of the City” and featured on the cover. Saldivia’s blog “Life in a Sugar Kingdom” is regularly visited by hundreds of cake enthusiasts and lovers of all things pretty and delicious!